Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More on the “Pillow Angel” case--Sci Am asks 3 bioethicists to weigh in

Scientific American asked “three of the country's most esteemed bioethicists" to give their professional opinions on whether the ‘Ashley Treatment’ was a wise decision.

The above link includes the unedited transcript of e-mail dialogue between the participants:

Joel E. Frader, MD, is division head of general academic pediatrics at the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, as well as a professor of pediatrics/medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Norman Fost, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and bioethics as well as director of the program in bioethics and vice chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Benjamin Wilfond, MD, is director of the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children's Hospital and a professor at and chief of the Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Medicine.

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